Subject: Oklahoma's Farm News Update
From: Ron Hays <>
Date: 11/14/2018, 6:06 AM

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We invite you to listen to us on great radio stations across the region on the Radio Oklahoma Network weekdays- if you missed this morning's Farm News - or you are in an area where you can't hear it-  click here for this morning's Farm news from Carson Horn on RON.

MarketLinksLet's Check the Markets!  

OKC West is our Market Links Sponsor- they sell cattle three days a week- Cows on Mondays, Stockers on Tuesday and Feeders on Wednesday- Call 405-262-8800 to learn more. has a total of 620 cattle on their showlist for the Wednesday, 
November 14th sale of finished cattle- details will be available after noon today by clicking here.

OKC West sold steer and heifer calves mostly 3.00-5.00 lower, with exception of truly long weaned calves trading steady to weak on Tuesday - Click or tap here to review the latest from USDA from El Reno.

Today's First Look:
mornings with cash and futures reviewed- includes where the Cash Cattle market stands, the latest Feeder Cattle Markets Etc.
Each afternoon we are posting a recap of that day's markets as analyzed by Justin Lewis of KIS futuresclick or tap here for the report posted yesterday afternoon around 3:30 PM.
Okla Cash Grain:  
Daily Oklahoma Cash Grain Prices- as reported by the Oklahoma Dept. of Agriculture on Tuesday, November 13th.
Futures Wrap:  
Our Daily Market Wrapup from the Radio Oklahoma Network - analyzing the Futures Markets from the previous Day.
Feeder Cattle Recap:  
The National Daily Feeder & Stocker Cattle Summary- as prepared by USDA.
Slaughter Cattle Recap: 
The National Daily Slaughter Cattle Summary- as prepared by the USDA.
TCFA Feedlot Recap:  
Finally, here is the Daily Volume and Price Summary from the Texas Cattle Feeders Association.

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Dave Lanning, Markets and Production

Oklahoma's Latest Farm and Ranch News
Your Update from Ron Hays of RON
   Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Howdy Neighbors! 

Here is your daily Oklahoma farm and ranch news update. 
OneFeatured Story:
Corn, Soy, Cotton and Sorghum Harvests All Running Behind Schedule as Wheat Planting Wraps Up

The United States Department of Agriculture released on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 its latest Crop Progress report for the week of November 5-11, 2018. According to the report, moderate progress was made in both the US corn and soybean harvests, though again both crops continue to lag behind their normal pace of progress - as does harvest for both cotton and sorghum.

To review more highlights or the complete version of this week's report, click here.

Looking at our three-state region across the Southern Plains -

Winter wheat planted in Oklahoma this week, reached 84 percent, down 9 points from the previous year and down 11 points from the average. Winter wheat emerged reached 75 percent, down 10 points from the previous year and down 14 points from the average. Winter wheat's condition this week rates 21 poor to very poor, 30 fair and 49 good to excellent. Cotton harvested reached 31 percent, down 16 points from the previous year and down 17 points from normal. Pasture and range condition was rated at 16 percent poor to very poor, 40 fair and 44 percent good to excellent.

Click here to review the complete Crop Progress Report for Oklahoma.

Winter wheat condition in Kansas this week, rated 2 percent very poor, 12 poor, 42 fair, 36 good, and 8 excellent. Winter wheat planted was 90 percent, behind 96 last year and 98 for the five-year average. Emerged was 77 percent, behind 82 last year and 89 average. Corn harvested was 89 percent, near 92 last year, and behind 95 average. Soybeans harvested was 74 percent, behind 90 both last year and average. Sorghum harvested was 62 percent, behind 75 last year and 80 average. Cotton condition rated 1 percent very poor, 8 poor, 37 fair, 44 good, and 10 excellent.

Click here to review the complete Crop Progress Report for Kansas.

Finally in Texas, winter wheat planted this week is at 80 percent, behind 88 last year and 86 the average. Emerged is at 67 this week, 10 points behind this time last year and 6 behind the average. Winter wheat's condition this week in Texas rates 17 percent poor to very poor, 36 fair and 47 percent good to excellent. Cotton harvest is 42 percent complete this week, behind 53 last year and 48 the average. Only 93 percent of cotton in Texas has bolls opening, near 95 last year and 97 the average.

Click here to review the complete Crop Progress Report for Texas.

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We appreciate Stillwater Milling Company's long time support of the Radio Oklahoma Ag Network and we encourage you to click here to learn more about their products and services. 

Governor-elect Kevin Stitt has announced the formation of his administration's transition team, being dubbed Oklahoma's Turnaround.

The transition team will work with Governor-elect Stitt to recruit Oklahomans to serve on advisory committees to the Governor, built around seven overarching topics including Education, Economic Growth, Government Efficiency, Infrastructure, Health, Public Safety, and Native American Partnerships. Oklahoma's Turnaround Team will develop policy proposals for the upcoming legislative session, prepare the governor-elect's budget proposal, and ensure an orderly transition to the new administration.

"I am grateful for the talented Oklahomans who are rolling up their sleeves and already getting to work on making our state Top Ten. The transition team will be focused on recruiting fresh, new leadership to assist in Oklahoma's turnaround," said Governor-elect Kevin Stitt. "Over the next week, we will be expanding the team to include committees focused on policy priorities for the first Legislative session."

To learn more about this transition team, including those the Governor-Elect has chosen to serve as the team's executive committee, click here.

BY THE WAY- are you a little disappointed that NO ONE from rural Oklahoma was included in this initial announcement- especially since the counties outside of Oklahoma City and Tulsa so strongly came out in favor of the Governor Elect earlier this month?  

I would be interested in your feedback.

This week, State FSA Executive Director Scott Biggs is reminding Oklahoma producers who experienced losses from natural disasters during the 2017 and 2018 calendar years that they may be eligible for assistance through the Tree Assistance Program (TAP), Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees and Farm-Raised Fish Program (ELAP) and Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP). While FSA is currently accepting applications for these programs, they won't be much longer as strict submission deadlines are quickly approaching. Those that are eligible for assistance are encouraged to submit their applications as soon as possible.

For 2017 and 2018 TAP losses, and 2017 Pecan TAP losses, growers have until the later of Dec. 3, 2018, or 90 calendar days after the disaster event or date when the loss of trees becomes apparent to submit an application with supporting documentation.

For 2017 and 2018 ELAP, producers must file a notice of loss and application for payment at their local FSA office by Dec. 3, 2018. for losses occurring from Oct. 1, 2016, through Sept. 30, 2018.

For 2017 and 2018 LIP, a livestock owner or contract grower must file a notice of loss the later of 30 calendar days from when the loss of livestock is first apparent, or Dec. 3, 2018. For 2017 losses, a livestock owner or contract grower must file an application for payment by Dec. 3, 2018. For 2018 losses, a livestock owner or contract grower must file an application for payment by, March 1, 2019.

For more information on FSA disaster assistance programs or to find your local USDA Service Center, click over to our website.

Promising Pasture Conditions Spark Green Fever in Cattle Country as Producers Buy Up Stockers

After the disappointment of last year in terms of wheat pasture, the conditions headed into this winter look much more promising. According to OSU Dr. Derrell Peel, the prospect of ample wheat pasture for winter grazing has prompted many producers across the Southern Plains to buy up the large supply of stocker cattle currently being ran through auction barns. This week, he spoke with us about the present stocker situation. From what he can tell, it looks as though the numbers are peaking out right about now.

"It's been an up and down fall, at least in Oklahoma, with the weather conditions. We're trying to get lots of wheat pasture to come on, but we've had very wet conditions that have actually delayed turn out. But, that said, we are now moving into our biggest numbers for the year for the run," Peel said. "This past week in Oklahoma was the highest weekly volume we've seen. I wouldn't be surprised if this week actually puts in the seasonal peak in our overall auction volume."

Based on what we are seeing in the marketplace, it would seem that producers have been struck with a case of "Green Fever" hoping to take advantage of those early planted wheat pastures that will soon be ready for grazing as they finish drying up from the recent moisture. The amount of pasture available this year has increased the demand for cattle and many producers have been inclined to purchase more head of cattle than they may have initially intended to this season. According to Peel, the economics of grazing cattle has held up fairly well with steady prices floating demand well into November.

"If you look at prices this fall relative to the board - they've been a little bit volatile depending on the day," Peel said, "but overall, we've held levels that would suggest some decent return to both the cattle and the wheat pasture."

Listen to Peel and I discuss the current stocker market situation and the potential for grazing cattle this winter, on yesterday's Beef Buzz - click here.

Sponsor Spotlight

The Oklahoma Farm Bureau - a grassroots organization that has for its Mission Statement- Improving the Lives of Rural Oklahomans."  

This coming Friday through Sunday- the 2018 Oklahoma Farm Bureau Convention and Trade Show happens at the Embassy Suites in Norman- farmers and ranchers from all 77 counties will be gathering to set policy, celebrate high achievers in the organization and learn from one another. 

Click here for their website to learn more about the organization and how it can benefit you to be a part of Farm Bureau.

The National Pork Board, the U.S. Meat Export Federation and the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that they will engage in a foresight-based marketing study called Pork 2040.
The study will investigate changing consumer attitudes and trends in developed and emerging U.S. pork export markets in 17 defined countries. 

The effort will be more comprehensive than previous efforts,  investigating the factors that shape consumer opinion and markets. The study will also focus on forecasting the pork and pork-product demand landscape over the next several decades to help determine where best to invest Checkoff resources. Finally, the research will assess trends in the development of new production and marketing technologies, as well as growing environmental concerns and in emerging legal, trade and regulatory regimes around the globe. 

China, which has a growing and increasingly urban population base, will be the first country studied through Pork 2040. A research platform will be developed to enable the U.S. pork industry to design and implement a long-term strategy for U.S. pork consumption in China and to add context to one of the most critical export markets.

Click here to jump to the original article on our website to learn more about this project.

The National Cotton Council welcomed coordinated action by the US Trade Representative's office and USDA, yesterday, to create more transparency in the support provided to cotton producers in other countries, specifically in regard to India.

The action taken involved a counternotification that was recently submitted to the World Trade Organization by the United States. The counternotification referenced the marketing years between 2010 through 2017, when India's Minimum Price Support payments ranged from 53 percent to 81 percent of the cotton production value.

The NCC thanked the Administration for pushing counternotifications as a "necessary step to bring needed transparency to India's domestic support programs." A release from the NCC states counternotifications are "especially important to understanding global cotton markets and the wide-ranging impact these programs have on global cotton and fiber markets."

Click here to read the full statement issued yesterday by the National Cotton Council on this matter.

Seven Latest US Tractor and Combine Sales Report Shows Overall Sales Remained Positive Year-to-Date

Combine sales declined in October while sales of tractors remained mostly flat. The Association of Equipment Manufacturer's October Ag Tractor and Combine Report shows overall sales remained positive year-to-date.

U.S. sales of self-propelled combines declined seven percent in October compared to last year, and U.S. sales of four-wheel-drive tractors were flat with a one-percent drop month-over-month. October year-to-date growth in U.S. sales reached 17 percent for combines and growth of 13.5 percent for four-wheel-drive tractors.

Total October U.S. sales of two-wheel-drive tractors grew six percent compared to last year: a nine percent gain for under-40 horsepower tractors, a five-percent increase for 40-100 horsepower tractors, and a drop of eight percent for 100-plus horsepower tractors. October year-to-date growth for overall U.S. sales of two-wheel-drive tractors topped seven percent.

To read more or to view the full report online, click here.

OSULivestockNATIONAL CHAMPS- Congrats to OSU Livestock Judging Team!

Three Oklahoma State University Judging Teams have won National and World honors in recent days- we will salute each of them the next three days- this morning- we start with the National Champion OSU Livestock Judging Team- grabbing that title at the North American Livestock Expo in Louisville, Ky. 

According to Team Coach Blake Bloomberg- "The team captured the high team award, winning reasons and swine! It's been a great year and we want to thank everyone for their continued support."

High Achievers Include:

PD Miller - 1st Overall Individual
1st Swine, 2nd Cattle, 2nd Reasons
Haley Stark - 2nd Overall Individual
1st Sheep/Goats, 10th Swine,3rd Reasons
Blake Goss - 10th Overall Individual, 5th Swine
Lori Edwards - 10th Sheep/Goats
John Romero

All American Awards - Haley Stark & Anna Grace Parnell

Our thanks to Midwest Farms Shows, P & K EquipmentLivestock Exchange at the Oklahoma National Stockyards, Oklahoma Farm Bureau, Stillwater Milling Company, National Livestock Credit CorporationOklahoma Beef Council, Oklahoma AgCredit Oklahoma Pork Councilthe Oklahoma Cattlemens Association and  KIS Futures for their support of our daily Farm News Update. For your convenience, we have our sponsors' websites linked here- just click on their name to jump to their website- check their sites out and let these folks know you appreciate the support of this daily email, as their sponsorship helps us keep this arriving in your inbox on a regular basis- at NO Charge!

We also appreciate our Market Links Sponsor - OKC West Livestock 
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